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Essential wildlife response gear stolen from Alaska SeaLife Center storage unit

 Essential wildlife response gear was stolen from the ASLC Homer Stranding Response unit. From: ASLC
Essential wildlife response gear was stolen from the ASLC Homer Stranding Response unit. From: ASLC (KTUU)
Published: Jun. 11, 2019 at 9:32 PM AKDT
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The Alaska SeaLife Center is reporting that their Wildlife Response storage unit in Homer was broken into, and essential wildlife response gear was stolen.

According to a post on the ASLC Facebook page, the unit was broken into and kennels, nets, coolers and other essential response gear was taken.

In a statement to KTUU, Chloe Rossman, the Communications Coordinator for the ASLC said while the incident is shocking, the community has come together to help out.

"While this theft is a setback for the Center, we are grateful for the community donations in response to this incident," Rossman said. "The Alaska SeaLife Center will continue to respond to marine mammals in need because of generous individuals."

People who want to make a donation to help restock the equipment can do so

and specify in the "Tell Us More" box that you are donating in support of the Wildlife Response unit in Homer.

The ASLC is asking anyone with information about the break-in, or if anyone sees kennels marked with ASLC in the Homer area, to call 1-888-774-SEAL.

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